Posted in Reflections, Thoughts About Children

Summer…2021…

Summer can be a lonely time for our children…

This challenging school year has ended for most children… Some may be attending summer programs…


Yet, so many of our young children will be missing that needed routine of attending school…

To them, school is their refuge; getting that love and attention from teachers, school staff, and classmates …maybe the only love they receive…

Our children in need…

In addition, they may also be dealing with food insecurity…And they rely on our free breakfast and lunch programs… Hopefully, many of our communities continue providing meals for those children…

That I lose sleep at night worrying about my students. How can I be a better teacher, role model, and leader? —Sarah H…

We as teachers know our children…And even during the times away from the classroom…So worry about those special children…

Posted in Thoughts About Children

Feeding Hungry Children…

As a teacher of young children, I do find some of my students come to school hungry…They have a hard time concentrating and have even shared with me…they are hungry!…

Our school is prepared to handle this challenge…

We have a federal program called SNAP; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, in place providing the necessary funds that enable us to provide all our children a free breakfast; For those who qualify, a free lunch; And for those who may not qualify for free lunch, the necessary steps in place, that if for any child is without lunch money, our school will let it go for a while, reaching out to the home, and provide a mini meal; sandwich with milk…

We never want our children hungry for any reason…

In addition, our school, has a “Backpack Food Program” filled with food items from donations, from a caring church in our community… Those children who are in such need, take home their backpacks weekly to share with their families…In addition to all this support, it is not unusual for me, as well as many other teachers to do our part with food drives for our children…

I also provide a nutritional daily snack; in addition, keeping food items in our classroom …just in case

Food is essential for our children to be able to learn….No child can be motivated and eager when they are deprived of food…